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- Attitudes Toward Immunization in Cambodia: A Qualitative Study of Health Worker and Community Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Kampong Chhnang
Nearly 200 consumers and medical care providers were interviewed for this well-documented, qualitative research study. The data offer insight into many aspects of public and professional attitudes toward immunization and health care in general.
- The Australian Immunization Handbook
Similar to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pink Book, this handbook provides information for health care providers on vaccine safety, immunization procedures, monitoring adverse events following immunization, and many other …
Author: Australian Department of Health and Aging
- Avian and Pandemic Influenza: An Overview
This brief overview, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews basic virologic, immunologic, and epidemiologic information relevant to understanding and preparing for a pandemic influenza threat. In particular, the role of avian influenza …
Author: Poland G, Jacobson R, Targonski P
- Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
This web page provides important information for the public, health professionals, and travelers on avian influenza, including key facts on how the virus is spread and treatment for avian influenza.
Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Bacterial Diarrhea
This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides a description of bacterial diarrhea and evidence supporting various strategies to combat this problem. Also included are a list of pathogens that cause bacterial diarrhea and …
Author: DuPont HL
- Bacterial Infections: Meningococcal Disease
This web page provides information on meningococcal disease, including disease burden and vaccines, as well as links to relevent meningococcal resources.
Author: World Health Organization
- Bacterial Pneumonia Vaccines and Childhood Pneumonia: Are We Winning, Refining, or Redefining?
Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, this article provides an overview of the diagnostic challenges of bacterial pneumonia and highlight the need for refining the current diagnostic approach to ensure adequate epidemiological surveillance of …
Author: Obaro S, Madhi S
- Baseline Meningococcal Carriage in Burkina Faso Before the Introduction of a Meningococcal Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine
The vaccine MenAfriVac™ has the potential to confer herd immunity by reducing carriage prevalence of epidemic strains. To better understand this phenomenon, the authors of this article, published in Clinical and Vaccine …
Author: Kristiansen PA, Diomandé F, Wei SC, et al.
- Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS)
BASICS, the US government's largest child survival project, works in collaboration with other international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, health systems, and academic institutions and provides technical assistance to public health …
- Best Infection Control Practices for Interdermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections
From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article discusses evidence-based guidelines for making injections safer. Abstracts are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Author: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al.
- Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections
This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and …
Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses
- Biological Challenges and Technological Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Development
This article, published in Immunological Reviews, provides an overview of the barriers that have challenged and delayed the development of vaccines against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and identifies opportunities that could help overcome these …
Author: Graham B
- BioVentures for Global Health
BioVentures for Global Health (BVGH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by accelerating the development of novel biotechnology-based drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to address the unmet medical needs of the developing world. …
Author: BioVentures for Global Health
- Breakeven Analysis for Various Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Presentations in Vietnam and Uganda
This report highlights a study that uses a breakeven cost analysis to compare potential prices, wastage rates, and cold chain requirements for various human papillomavirus vaccine presentations. The results of this study provide insight into …
Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Breaking the Cycle With Vaccines: The Malaria Life Cycle
This graphic displays the malaria parasite's life cycle and highlights where three different types of vaccines could interrupt various stages of the life cycle.
- Bridging the "Know-Do" Gap: Meeting on Knowledge Translation in Global Health
This meeting report provides guidance on knowledge translation strategies that can "harness the power of scientific evidence and leadership to inform and transform policy and practice." The report includes examples of country and regional …
Author: World Health Organization
- Broadening the Age Restriction for Initiating Rotavirus Vaccination in Regions With High Rotavirus Mortality: Benefits of Mortality Reduction Versus Risk of Fatal Intussusception
This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that assessed the potential benefits of mortality reduction versus the risk of fatal intussusception when (a) the first dose of rotavirus vaccine was administered by 12 weeks of age compared …
Author: Patel MM, Clark AD, Glass RI, et al.
- A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars
This article, published in PLoS Biology, discusses Sharon Kaufman's investigation into the forces fueling the growing divide between scientists and citizens, with the vaccine–autism link as her example. Kaufman aimed to …
Author: Gross L
- Building Next-Generation Vaccine Supply Systems: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization
This fact sheet describes how Project Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—and their partners are working with countries to model the impact of changes to vaccine logistics and supply systems on vaccine …
Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Building the Future of Immunization
This report summarizes the objectives of PATH's now-inactive Children's Vaccine Program, highlighting the program's earlier activities in several countries in Africa and Asia aimed at increasing access to livesaving vaccines.
- Burden of Disease and Circulating Serotypes of Rotavirus Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
To assess the potential impact of rotavirus vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers reviewed recent published data on rotavirus burden among children aged five years old and circulating serotypes in sub-Saharan Africa. Though many countries …
Author: Sanchez-Padilla E, Grais RF, Guerin PJ, et al.
- Burden of Disease Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Children Younger than 5 Years: Global Estimates
This article, published in The Lancet, releases new global burden of disease data for Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in children worldwide. The results also include data at the …
Author: O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, et al.
- The Burden of JE in Southeast Asia: The Role of NGOs in the Fight Against the Disease
This presentation, given at the 2006 meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, provides an overview of JE disease burden and the activities of the PATH JE project.
- Burden of Paediatric Rotavirus Gastroenteritis (RVGE) and Potential Benefits of a Universal Rotavirus Vaccination Programme with a Pentavalent Vaccine in Spain
This study, published in BMC Public Health, assesses the health outcomes and the economic impact of a universal rotavirus vaccination program with RotaTeq, a pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, against a no vaccination program in Spain. The study …
Author: Diez-Domingo J, Surinach NL, Alcalde NM, Betegon L, Largeron N, Trichard M
- The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease Among Latin American and Caribbean Children: Review of the Evidence
This article, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, estimates the annual burden of pneumonia, meningitis, and acute otitis media caused by pneumococcus in children less than five years of age in Latin America and the …
Author: Valenzuela MT, O'Loughlin R, De La Hoz F, et al.